Wow! That's all I can say. For those who have seen the interior of Grammer's in OTR, you know what I mean.
Formerly owned and lovingly maintained by Mr. Cincinnati, Jim Tarbell, the German bar and restaurant is now owned by Marilyn and Martin Wade. Closed to the public since the early 90s, Grammer's (at the corner of Walnut and Liberty streets in OTR) reopens Thursday as a bar. (I'm going to try to stop by after Taft with a Twist.)
Expect plenty of beer, including Christian Moerlein's OTR and BarrelHouse's Duveneck. For Bockfest, there will be Hudy Bock!
According to co-manager Lois Parker, formerly of Coach and Four restaurant, there will be seven beers on tap, plus a wine list. For martini drinkers, expect anchovy- and bleu cheese-stuffed olives.
Want to taste a variety of beers? Try a flight of four, 4.5 ounce glasses.
Bratwurst, mettwurst, hard pretzels, oversize dill pickles and pickled eggs (apparently, Parker was told they're a "must.") are on the menu, plus free popcorn with an array of spices or parmesan. A bigger menu is expected within a year or so, Parker said.
Plenty of Enquirer folks told me stories about their memories of Grammer's. Have you ever been there?